Afternoon in Umstead Park

“Tucked between the growing cities of Raleigh, Cary, Durham and the corporate world of Research Triangle Park is an oasis of tranquility, a peaceful haven.”

William B. Umstead State Park

Umstead State Park is one of the area I have not visited as often as I would like to for some reason. It is so close but it seems like other so close things in life that are often overlooked. This was one fall afternoon awhile back that I went and walked deeper than the skin depth of the park (picnic area). I agreed on the above comments completely.

Afternoon Umstead Park


45 thoughts on “Afternoon in Umstead Park

  1. cindy knoke December 7, 2013 / 2:33 pm

    Lovely! My husband lived here when he was a prof at UNC Chapel Hill~


    • YellowCable December 7, 2013 / 4:39 pm

      That is wonderful to know. UNC is a great place. This can be a small world. Thank you Cindy.


  2. Belén Soto December 7, 2013 / 2:52 pm

    Beautiful place and great photo, I love this forest for walks with my dogs.
    Certainly an oasis of tranquility!


    • YellowCable December 7, 2013 / 4:38 pm

      Thank you and I am glad you like that kind of place 🙂


  3. mixedupmeme December 7, 2013 / 6:36 pm

    Hope you find more time to visit this beautiful park. I know it would be a place I would enjoy. 🙂


    • YellowCable December 7, 2013 / 7:13 pm

      I will try to think of the place more. Thank you 🙂


    • YellowCable December 8, 2013 / 8:12 am

      There were some people there but not many. It was about to get dark soon. It is definitely not a good idea to stay there when it gets dark. The thought of getting lost there occurred to me too (I think I checked the cell signal and it was not there – I could be wrong).

      I was hurrying out when I saw this scene and quickly took the picture.


  4. Gallivanta December 8, 2013 / 3:09 am

    It’s certainly a beautiful place. It is strange how we often forget to go to the places nearest to us. We have a wonderful central park but I hardly ever seem to go there.


    • YellowCable December 8, 2013 / 8:15 am

      You are right. I notice the same thing happens when travel elsewhere too. You are fascinated more with the (similar) things in other places than your home town. I guess that is our nature 🙂


  5. Iksa December 8, 2013 / 3:22 am

    A beautiful park it is …..


  6. suzywordmuser December 8, 2013 / 1:51 pm

    Looks like a beautiful woodland!! 😀 I know what you mean about not visiting as often as you would like to, I have an amazing cemetery on my doorstep, and it’s deep in woodland too – so beautiful and strangely enchanting, but I get so busy I rarely visit. I love to watch the squirrels dash from one tree to the next – amazing little things! In summer there is cherry blossom, and in autumn nuts falling from the nut trees – so much to photograph in there! 🙂


    • YellowCable December 8, 2013 / 7:32 pm

      Yes, that seems like our nature unfortunately 😦 The cemetery near your place sounds like a great place to visit. I have been eyeing the local cemeteries but fall into the same pattern of not having time or decisive enough to take a visit any (except one a long time back) 🙂 Thank you Suzy!


  7. Pride in Photos Photography December 11, 2013 / 2:26 pm

    I have heard of so many great things of this area, and even have this on the bucket list to visit one day. Happy hump day to you.


  8. BeWithUs December 13, 2013 / 1:51 am

    So serene and beautiful! 😀

    Happy Friday and do have a wonderful weekend ahead, my friend! Cheers~ 😀


    • YellowCable December 13, 2013 / 8:38 am

      Thank you. Please have a great weekend too!


      • BeWithUs December 17, 2013 / 10:38 am

        You’re welcome, my friend!

        Cheers~ 😀


  9. gomachan15 December 15, 2013 / 9:53 pm

    I envy you that you have such a beautiful park nearby. In Tokyo, There are wonderful parks, as you know, they are too much maintained by artificially. I prefer natural parks like this. Just imagine that taking a walk and have a picnic lunch there makes me so happy. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful photo and your comment.


    • YellowCable December 16, 2013 / 5:07 pm

      I think both kinds are beautiful in their own way. Man made one reflects our wishful thinking while the other must be perceived by us.

      Thank you Goma-chan!


  10. katsumoriyama December 17, 2013 / 6:19 pm

    Good pictures. Feel like walking through the photos.


  11. Clouds N Cups December 23, 2013 / 11:58 pm

    Merry Christmas, my dear friend! All the best to you and your loved ones in the year 2014! Cheers~ 😀


      • Clouds N Cups January 2, 2014 / 7:38 am

        Thank you, my friend!

        Have a wonderful day ahead, always~ Cheers!! 😀


  12. Saajida December 24, 2013 / 3:43 am

    Such a beautiful picture. The atmosphere seems so serene, so fresh… truly beautiful.


    • YellowCable December 24, 2013 / 6:39 pm

      Thank you very much, Saajida. Have a happy holidays!


      • Saajida December 25, 2013 / 12:50 am

        And to you too!


  13. Miss Lou February 3, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    How wonderful to be able to have access to such a beautiful area – at the tip of your finger tips!



    • YellowCable February 3, 2014 / 10:15 pm

      If I could get out of my ruts to visit the place some more.. Thank you Miss Lou!


  14. Otto von Münchow February 23, 2014 / 4:45 pm

    You have captured such beautiful light in this photo. And it does look like a great park.


    • YellowCable February 23, 2014 / 7:38 pm

      Thank you very much Otto. I was on the way back and I think the sun was about at the right angle.


  15. inesephoto September 19, 2014 / 5:09 pm

    What a beautiful place, and the sun-lit trees look so lovely. I wonder what this park looks like now, in Autumn 🙂


    • YellowCable September 19, 2014 / 8:27 pm

      Autumn is not quite starting over here yet. Very few trees are starting to lose leaves. I think in about a two or three weeks where signs of Autumn will be every where. The park now will be mostly green.

      Thank you 🙂

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      • inesephoto September 20, 2014 / 6:18 am

        We started getting some yellow patches here an there. 🙂


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